# Mathematician:Joseph Moxon

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## Mathematician

English printer specialising in mathematical books and maps, a maker of globes and mathematical instruments, and mathematical lexicographer.

Produced the first English language dictionary devoted to mathematics, and the first detailed instructional manual for printers.

## Nationality

English

## History

- Born: 8 August 1627
- Died: February 1691 (exact date uncertain)

## Publications

- 1665:
*A tutor to astronomy & geography. Or, The use of the Copernican spheres.* - 1677 -- 1683:
*Mechanick exercises*(2 volumes) Issued in parts - 1676:
*A collection of some attempts made to the North-East, and North-West, for the finding a passage to Japan, China, &c.* - 1697:
*Mechanick dyalling*(extracted from*Mechanick exercises*volume 1) - 1700:
*Mathematicks made easie, or, A mathematical dictionary explaining the terms of art and difficult phrases used in arithmetick, geometry, astronomy, astrology, and other mathematical sciences*(with Thomas Tuttell - 1703:
*Mechanick exercises or the doctrine of handy-works*

## Sources

- 1998: David Nelson:
*The Penguin Dictionary of Mathematics*(2nd ed.) ... (previous) ... (next): Entry:**Moxon, Joseph**(1627-1691) - 2008: David Nelson:
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